Novus Biologicals Announces New Nkx6.1 Antibody Made Using SDIX's Genomic Antibody Technology™

Littleton, CO, April 28, 2011 --( Novus Biologicals announced today a new Nkx6.1 antibody (catalog number NBP1-49672) for the study of Pancreatic Stem Cell Markers or Signal Transduction. This Nkx6.1 antibody was made using SDIX's Genomic Antibody TechnologyTM (GATTM).

Homeobox protein Nkx-6.1 is a bifunctional transcription factor responsible for transcriptional regulation in pancreatic islet beta cells. Specifically, Nkx6.1 binds to specific A/T-rich DNA sequences in the promoter regions of many target genes. Nkx6.1 has also been reported to be involved in insulin regulation in the pancreas. Additionally, Nkx6.1 is considered a class II neuronal progenitor factor protein, which restricts the growth of motor neurons to the appropriate region of the neural tube.

The Nkx6.1 antibody (NBP1-49672) may be used to immunostain paraffin embedded human and mouse pancreas tissue sections, and is also available in a sample size for initial characterization in your individual experiment.

GAT uses sophisticated bioinformatics and immunization strategies to produce high-quality antibodies that specifically bind to that region of the protein in its naturally folded form. The ability of any antibody to recognize a protein’s naturally folded state has the potential to expand an antibody’s utility to high-value applications like sandwich immunoassay, ChIP, and flow cytometry. Learn more about GAT by reading the GAT FAQ or by downloading the GAT White Paper.

About Novus Biologicals (
Novus Biologicals is a biotechnology company whose mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by developing and marketing unique products in the forefront of science. Novus Biologicals provides primary antibodies, secondary antibodies, conjugated antibodies, proteins, peptides, isotype and loading controls, RNAi, lysates, stem cell lines and antibody labeling kits to the bioscience community. All of Novus' products are 100% guaranteed to work in the species and applications listed on the datasheet. By serving niche and emerging markets, Novus Biologicals has formed and will continue to form ongoing partnerships with leading researchers.

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Amy Chamberlain-Torres